If only I had a nickle for all the times (since 2012) I've been asked, "what's going to happen to the Golden Coral building?"

The aforementioned restaurant closed after an outbreak of food illness sickened many of their patrons. The building has sat empty on Casper's east side since.

If you've passed by in the last few weeks and days you probably noticed a buzz, as the demolition of the building is underway to create Casper's next Asian culinary dining experience.

Welcome Koto Asian Restaurant, soon to occupy. Koto will feature Japanese-style hibachi show tables with a sushi bar, and a fusion fine dining menu.

No opening date is known at this time, however according to KCWY TV 13 and city council agenda notes owners have applied for a liquor license.

Source-KCWY TV 13